Allora Heritage Weekend postponed

The Allora Heritage Weekend 2022 has been postponed.

By Dominique Tassell

The Allora Heritage Weekend 2022 has been postponed.

The Allora Heritage Weekend is held annually at the Allora Showgrounds, showcasing machinery, trucks, cars and more from all over Australia.

The decision was made late last week after The Committee and Members met to discuss the Heritage Weekend.

Those present made a unanimous vote that, based on the current Covid- 19 situation and the risk to volunteers, patrons and the wider community, that the weekend would be postponedto a later date.

The committee stated that they will advise the community of the new date after their next meeting on 16 February.

“We apologise for the late notice but believe it is in everyone’s best interests,” they stated.

The event was scheduled to take place on 22 and 23 January.

The decision was met with mixed reviews, with some people commenting that the pandemic will still be affecting the region later in the year and postponing the date will not combat this.

They stated that the decision was sad for those who had been working hard in the lead up to the event.

The Allora Heritage Weekend responded to these concerns, stating that they have a duty of care to their patrons and volunteers.

“This was not an easy decision to make on an event that has been going on for 29 years.”

Many other locals supported the decision, stating that it was sad but the right thing to do given the circumstances.